Don’t mind if I do! Toy developer and manufacturer ThreeA had some items at San Diego Comic Con this year that Team Fortress 2 and Portal enthusiasts and collectors alike should be very interested in—a real life Sandvich toy based on The Heavy’s in-game healing weapon, The Sandvich, and a Companion Square Box toy based off of Portal’s loveable Companion Cube. Each of these items, when pre-ordered and then picked up at San Diego Comic Con 2012, come with a code for redemption on Steam. When the codes are activated, the players are granted “What’s in the Sandvich Box?” or “What’s in the Companion Square Box?” respectively in TF2. Each of the toys has at least one listing on eBay asking $125+ each for them. None of the current listings mention whether or not the in-game codes are included.
So what’s in the boxes?
Great question. No one knows yet. There is a trader on a popular trade site claiming that he spoke with a Valve representative who stated that Valve themselves did not even know what was in the in game boxes yet, though I highly doubt that myself. The boxes that have popped up on the trading scene have asking prices of in-game items worth$50-$100 and claim that offers have been made in that range. The items are only a couple of days old though so what will come out of them and their long term value is yet to be seen.
LOL Y U MAD THO?
Call it mad or just plain green with envy, but collectors that did not have the opportunity to go to Comic-Con this year will either have to Deal With It™ or pay an arm and a leg if they want to get their hands on these exclusive collectables or their in-game bonuses. That is the game if you wish to play it. Sometimes you have to be in the right place at the right time. This time, it was San Diego Comic Con’s ThreeA booth.